CIRCULAR NO: JMT/170/15                                                        

MOON FORECAST – RABI-UL-AWWAL 1437 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rabi-ul Awwal 1437 A.H. is as follows: - (Please note that the forecast is based for Dar-es-Salaam and all timings are D’Salaam local time, other towns in the West should make necessary adjustments depending upon the time of sunset).
 
The birth of the Astronomical New Moon is at 1.30 p.m. on Friday 11th December 2015 i.e. 28th Safar 1437 A.H.
 
On Saturday 12th December 2015 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:   

Sunset   6.32 p.m.
Crescent age at Sunset    29 hours 02 minutes     
Moonset 7.29 p.m.
Time Duration 57 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset      14.27 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 12.24 degrees

     
SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.50 p.m., when the crescent will Insha’Allah be 18 degrees South of West, 6 degrees North of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st RABI-UL-AWWAL 1437 ON SUNDAY 13TH DECEMBER 2015
 
 
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